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Tammy HermanTammy Herman 

How do I export all attachments?

I found Knowledge Article Number: 266927
but how can i open the files from the weekly export?

How do I export all attachments, content, or documents?

Knowledge Article Number: 266927


Currently Data Loader does exports attachments in MIME type and customers must use workarounds such as the weekly export


For those of you looking for a way to easily pull all Documents, Attachments, and/or Content files, see the handy utility: (requires data loader and Windows XP or above).

Previously, one would need to use the weekly export option or an API tool that converted MIME files back to the original format.

Jared MillerJared Miller
The weekly export will provide you with all of the files (within a seperate folder). 

I have never used the FileExporter, but that looks like a great option. 

Did you need more information? The knowledge article seems to answer this question.

Shell BlackShell Black
If you have Enterprise or Unlimited edition, you can grab all your attachments through the Data Export feature:

Setup > Administration Setup > Data Management > Data Export

Here is a step-by-step tutorial:

You'll see in the tutorial there is a step (checkbox) to include attachments :)

I hope that helps!
Tammy HermanTammy Herman

Thank you for your answer.
i want to open the files from the weekly export and not from the FileExporter.
how can i open the attachments in thier original type?

Tammy HermanTammy Herman
i change the suffix of one file for xls and it didn't succeed.
how can i convert the attachments files into thier original type?